LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Jun 05 1980
Soviet Space Program

Soyuz T-2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 5, 1980 at 10:19 AM EDT

(June 5, 1980 at 2:19 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 5, 1980 at 10:19 AM EDT

(June 5, 1980 at 2:19 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 5, 1980 at 10:19 AM EDT

(June 5, 1980 at 2:19 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • Soyuz T-2 was the first crewed flight of the new Soyuz vehicle. It was the tenth mission to visit the Salyut 6 space station and carried the EP-6 crew, which visited the long-duration Soyuz 35 resident crew. The mission began on June 5, 1980, 14:19:30 UTC, launching Commander Yury Malyshev and Flight Engineer Vladimir Aksyonov into orbit. They docked with the station the next day. During their 2-day stay on the station, crew carried out few scientific experiments. After Soyuz T-2 undocked, its crew photographed and visually inspected the space station. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on June 9, 1980, 12:39:00 UTC.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    1/5